Zhang Yue 张跃

Zhang Yue 张跃

Chairman, Broad Group; 远大集团董事长兼总裁

Zhang Yue, Chairman and President of BROAD Group, was born in Changsha in 1960. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 1980, and worked as a teacher and a librarian. In 1988, Zhang Yue and his younger brother founded BROAD with 30,000 CNY (Renminbi). Ever since its inception, Zhang Yue has had an innate passion for converting creative thinking into technology. He has obtained well over 300 patents for his inventions. For example, the pressure-free hot water boiler in 1989, the non-electric air conditioning in 1992, the cooling, heating, and power (CHP) system in 1999, air purification technology with electrostatic cleaner in 2005, clean fresh air technology in 2007, the factory-made stainless steel sustainable building (BSB) in 2009, and the honeycomb stainless steel building in 2015. Each of his inventions has revolutionized the industry, making BROAD a globally recognized technological leader. While facing the imminent situation of global climate change and air pollution, Zhang Yue dreamed of his inventions to completely replace traditional technologies to reduce pollutant emissions such as CO2 by five times more for the building sector. He was awarded “the Champions of the Earth” by United Nation in 2011, “the Innovation Award” by CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) in 2013, and “the world’s Top 25 Eco-Innovators” by Fortune.

张跃是远大集团董事长兼总裁,1960年生于长沙,1980年美术大专毕业,从事教育和图书馆工作,1988年以3万元与弟弟一起创办远大。创业以来,他把与生俱来的创作激情倾注于技术,发明了超过300项专利,比如1989年发明无压锅炉、1992年发明非电空调、1999年发明冷热电联产系统、2005年发明静电空气净化技术、2007年发明洁净新风技术、2009年发明钢结构工厂化可持续建筑,2015年发明不锈钢蜂巢建筑。他的每项发明都给所处的行业带来了变革,使远大成为全球公认的行业技术领袖。面对全球气候变化和大气污染的紧迫形势,张跃梦想用他的发明全面替代传统技术,为建筑行业减少5倍二氧化碳等污染物排放。张跃2011年被联合国授予“地球卫士”,2013年被世界高层建筑学会授予“年度创新奖”,2014年被美国《财富》授予“全球25位环保创新榜样”。